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Left low beam blowing fuse when shifting into 1st

1st noticed left low beam out
Changed lamp but still out then checked fuse and 10 amp fuse blown #72 left worked fine until I reversed and went into first gear and blew the fuse again. Switched relay from high and low and installed new fuse. Sat for 5 minutes and when I went I to first it blew again.
I'm lost as to why .
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I can't think of a direct connection between the two.

You didn't specify: Manual or auto, and was it as soon as you shifted or when you started forward?

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Manual transmission and as soon as I start moving forward
I can have the lights on at idle and no issues as soon as I release clutch and move forward left light out and fuse blown
I can move backward with not issue but go from reverse to 1st and release clutch and light out
I was thinking neutral safety switch, but I cannot think of why the left light would be connected to it.
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I would start by checking the wiring harnesses that lead to the left headlight. If something is swinging or flexing you could be getting an intermittent short circuit when you begin to move forward.

You could also try turning the lights off, starting forward and then turning them on once you are moving at a steady speed.

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When I was redoing the wiring on the Solstice, we messed with trying to get the car to start for three days. It all turned out to be the driver side headlight ground. These cars are very persnickety about grounds. Blowing the fuse indicates a short, possibly the hood twisting and rubbing a wire in the front. As John said, look at the wiring harness, be sure all the grounds are tight to. This sounds a like a mission for TSuperman.
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Update:

Steps I took;
cleaned all grounding wires to the left headlight including engine block ground.
heat shielded all wires around turbo.
changed left bulb again.

So far, headlight working.

Thank you all for the help....

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Hopefully that solves it. Let us know if you have any other issues.


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